Black and White

IMG_8627This is my attempt to try to stay cool, yet edgy chic, while existing in Los Angeles. Also, the front tuck – business in the front, party in the back – is one of my favorite ways to style a top and pants together. It is a way to define your waist, without making it the focal point. To add, the shorts used to be pants, but I decided to cut them because I couldn’t find black cutoffs that I liked…DIY fact.
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Shop the look:

Short Sleeve Blouse / Booties / Fedora / Studded Cutoffs / Sunglasses

Boutique Hunter: Leola Lace

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Store: Leola Lace

Location: 301 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Mon – Closed, Tue -Sun 11am-7pm

What You’ll Find: Leola Lace has a wide variety of clothing styles, ranging from classic chic to bohemian. They also have a fabulous selection of purses and totes, along with beautiful pieces of both bold and dainty jewelry. The boutique usually has new styles and items on display each week, which means you should shop by once a week so you don’t miss out!

What We Loved: The owner and the employees (they are the sweetest), the interior design (succulents, terrariums, cloth covering windows), the wide variety of dainty necklaces and rings, and the sales rack!

Price Range: The jewelry usually ranges from $12 -$15, but there are a selection of higher quality pieces, ranging from $20-$30. The  tops are around $20+ and dresses are $35+, but Larissa and I did find some great items on the sales rack (You’ll see if you keep scrolling)!

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♥ Looks we Loved ♥

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• The emerald dress can be paired with a blazer for work, then stripped down to expose the open back for cocktails and a night out on the town! A great outfit for a top knot bun too!
• The boxy, hot pink dress would be easy to slip on for work, and since the look is very bold, all you’ll need to complete the outfit are simple black heels! In the evening, ditch the work bag for a cute patterned clutch!
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• The long sleeved lavender dress is perfect for both summer and fall/winter. The light and refreshing palette can be great during a cool summer’s day, complemented with bold jewelry and wedges. When fall rolls around, you could easily pair the dress up with tights/leggings and boots!

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• The patterned pencil skirt and crop top are perfect for a day date/event, and paired perfectly with a dainty drop down necklace, heels/flats, and clutch.

*Instagram your purchase and tag @leolalace @halfsiesblog for an opportunity to be featured on our account!

Weekend Wardrobe #5: Bally, Vera Wang, Kaitlyn


Happy Father’s Day weekend! I surprised pops by taking him out to the theater, & this is what I wore! I love mixing denim with fancier fabrics and prints. The blue hues tied so wonderfully with the neutral blacks / browns of my outfit & accessories. Understated glam, ACHIEVED ♥

This week’s look:

◊ Shoes – Vera Wang ◊
◊ Purse – Bally ◊
◊ Dress – Kaitlyn ◊
◊ Leather Jacket – Vintage ◊

Sunday Shopping Steals

During the week, it is difficult to find any “me” time because of work time. The weekend is my opportunity to waste my time however I would like. Today, I was planning on returning a pair of shoes, but then I passed a store, then another one, and another one. Once I find a bargain, I feel a compulsion to find more. I guess you can say that I have a problem… But to me, you can NEVER pass up a good deal, because the last thing you want, are “two wrong feet in f***ing ugly shoes!” (Erin Brockovich). Check out the bits & pieces I scored below!










Marc by Marc Jacobs Top – Buffalo Exchange

Mustard Seed Cropped Sweater Top – Buffalo Exchange

Mezzanine Skirt – Buffalo Exchange

Peter Pilotto Sweater – Target (Clearance)

Studded Chuck Taylors – Nordstrom Rack

Dolce Vita Booties – Nordstrom Rack

Total Savings: $180+